The NSW Government is investing $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $847 million is being spent on school maintenance over four years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.
A project is underway to redevelop the existing Arthur Phillip High School site into the first high-rise High School in NSW.
The redeveloped Arthur Phillip High School will have capacity to accommodate 2,000 secondary students and will facilitate future-focused learning with modern indoor and outdoor landscaped spaces.
The redevelopment and expansion of Arthur Phillip High School is the priority project to meet growth in secondary student populations in and around Parramatta. It presents a unique opportunity to construct a school centrally located in the heart of the Parramatta CBD. It will be a showcase for the delivery of multi-storey education facilities in response to metropolitan Sydney's increasing residential density.
The new facilities will incorporate flexible teaching spaces with adaptable/moveable furniture and room configurations. The learning spaces will be technology-rich to serve multiple learning contexts from large class groups to small clusters, providing better opportunities for collaboration and personalised learning.
Grimshaw Architects secured the design contract via an international design competition. Grimshaw has developed the final designs in association with BVN Architecture and the community.
The design concepts will offer:
facilities that are readily accessible and flexible to meet the demands of an evolving curriculum in line with future-focused learning principles
flexible and well-connected teaching and learning spaces that enable a variety of teaching and learning practices
spaces that are engaging and supportive for students and teachers
technology-rich settings with an emphasis on mobility and flexibility
capacity to support comprehensive curriculum delivery with a full range of specialist teaching spaces
a healthy and environmentally sustainable environment
innovative, connected outdoor spaces that enable play and collaborative learning
refurbishment and adaptive reuse of all existing heritage buildings
a valuable connection with adjacent educational facilities including Parramatta Public School and the University of Western Sydney.
The level three floor slab is complete.
Installation of structural steel to level four is underway. Level five core structures are complete, with the northern core now at level six.
Installation of structural steel for the Gymnasium structure is nearing completion.
Installation of upper ground and level one high-level services are now underway.
Level three mezzanine concrete slab to commence
Level four structural steel underway.
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We are committed to working together with our school communities and other stakeholders to deliver the best possible learning facilities for students.